The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1966 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 19, 1966
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BlythevlHe (Ark.) Courier New* - Tuesday, April 1», UW - ft* flwe billy groham, h. I. hunt, orval faubut—-'these people play a gnat part in my life' Second Conversion of Karam By BILL STROUD In The Pine Bluff Commercial LITTLE ROCK - James T. (Jimmy) Karam, 52, of Little Rock, is a man with a colorful past. Some people, including Karam, refer to the clothier's activities before his conversion to Christianity some seven years ago as "a wicked and sinful life." And the religious experience of Jimmy Karam has been compared to the transformation of Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus. Since coming to terms with Christ, Karam has abandoned liquor, swearing and most of the other elements of his former life. But one thing that his conversion apparently did not change is his close friendship with Governor Faubus. The reborn Jimmy Karam retains his loyalty to the governor because, in Karam's words, Faubus is "a God - fearing man who loves our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and America mora than power or self." Voted for Johnson Although Karam is an arch- conservative cast in the mold of H. L. Hunt, the Texas oil millionaire who is his friend and adviser, he voted for President Johnson against Barty Goldwater. In a rather unusual press conference in Karam's downtown store here yesterday, the clothier said he supported Johnson on the advice of Faubus. Never again, Karam indicated as he renounced his ties with the Democratic Party. The man who se<'c • years ago was converted from sinner to Christian has now been converted from Democrat to Republican. The only Democrat he will continue to support, he said, is Faubus. 'Abandoned Principles' "I have been a Democrat all my life," Karam said. "But the party has gone away and left me. It has wildly abandoned the principles of Thomas Jefferson, who stood for people, home rule and freedom." When reporters arrived for his 10 a.m. pre r conference yesterday, Karam was sitting behind his desk pla. ing a tape recording of "Lifeline," a national right - wing radio program which the clothier sponsors locally. On the wall behind Karam's desk were three portraits — of Billy Graham, Hunt and Mrs. Karam. "These three people play a great part in my life and in any decision I might have," he remarked. The Decision was what reporters had hoped to hear about. It had been rumored that Karam will be a Republican candidate for governor, and it had been thought that this was what the press conference was about. But, to each question about Ms rumored candidacy, Karam replied: "No comment." Nor would he comment on rumors that Hunt had put up money to finance his candidacy The Dialogue The dialogue went something like this: Reporter: If Faubus changes his mind and runs for re-election, would you support him? Karam: "If I didn't vote for him, I would resign every appointment that he has given me." (Karam is a member of the state Athletic Commission and the state Bank Commission) Reporter: Are you thinking about running for governor on the Republican ticket? Karam: "No comment." ) Air Force Family Scene Mri. Chester Smith, LE 3-5592 Base Garden Club met April | Members will be called on this 7 at Kingsley Hall for their j and Mrs. Jo Goodspeed, regular monthly meeting with Program chairman, Mrs. Mel- 20 members and two guests ba McDaniei, announced the present. jclub will have two workshop Welcomed as a new member was Mrs. Peg Murray. Guests were Mrs. Judy Bone and Mrs. Fran Fuhr. later. A welcome is extended to all Air Force wives to visit the next regular meeting. Special guest for the after- j The club meets the first Thurs- noon was George Muir from i day of the month in Kingsley Blytheville who showed the la-! Hall beginning at 1 p.m. Nursery is provided for at the base nursery. Jean Williams home was the meeting place of a neighbor hood coffee Wednesday afternoon, April 13. Those attending were Mary Taysom, Mausie Termin, Ann Davis, Sue Rastatter, Carolyn IN THE PROBATE COURT! Duchemin, Laverne Martin, Pat dies how to arrange artificial flowers. Winners of the door prizes were Mrs. Dolly Hein and Mrs. Jo Goodspeed. Baked goodies were served by the hostesses Mrs. Marge Parker, Mrs. Carolyn F u q u a projects at the May r e e t i n g. OF CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Cecil Shelby Mc- Simer, Sarah Poppelreiter, Sis League, Jo Ann Holderby, Mae Slavens, Jean Hopfer, Mary Stringer and Rene Massey. ' Hostesses for the affair were Adams, deceased. NO. 4347. Jo Goodspeed, Jean Hill and LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF Jean Williams. DECEDENT: Leachville, Arkan- Ann Davis won the door prize. DATE OF DEATH: February 11, 1966. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the above- named decedent on the 8th day of April, 1966. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be. forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 19th day of April, 1966. Bobbie McAdams, Administrator 1937 Lenell Dr. Little Rock, Arkansas Ed B. Cook Attorney (or Petitioner 4-19, 26 IN THE PROBATE COURT OF CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Jimmie W. Green, deceased. NO. 4365. LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF DECEDENT: 836 Keith, Blytheville, Ark. DATE OF DEATH: December 8, 1965. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the above- named decedent on the 15th day of April, 1966. All person* having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from th« date of the first publication of this notice, or they •hall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in tot This notice first published 19th day of April, 1966. Joseph Hughes, Administrator Ed B. Cook Attorney for Petitioner Sgt. and Mrs. George Whitten have had as houseguests his sister and son, Mrs. Francis Elliot and Bobby Gene of Natchez, Miss. The Whittens will accompany them home and spe;.u the weekend. Reporter: Are you thinking about running for ly lower- echelon political office? Karam: "No." Reporter: Are you thinking about running for any higher political office? Karam: "No ... no comment." Reporter: Has H. L. Hunt sent you some money? Karam: "No comment." Reporter: What is your opinion of Mr. Rockefeller—Winthrop Rockefeller? Karam: "Mr. Rockefeller is only one candidate of many at this time. The ticket is not closed." Reporter: Do you mean that you might be a candidate? Karam: "No comment." Reporter: But what is your opinion of Mr. Rockefeller? Do you think he is a Christ-loving, God-fearing man? Karam: "I am a Christian and I am not going to use un- Christian tactics to talk about anyone." The clothier was asked if he, as a member of two state commissions, believed that Faubus had exerted undue pressure on commission members as Arkan- sas Republicans have charged. "Faubus has never exerted any pressure on any commission that I've been on," h« said. Then he added: "Mr. Faubus has made a poor choice of some of his commission members." Asked if he included Wayne Hampton, chairman of the state Highway Commission, among the poor choices, Karam said: "Including Mr. Hampton .'.." Karam said that although he had not discussed with Governor Faubus his decision to switch parties, he had talked it over with Hunt. He denied rumors that, if he ran against Rockefeller, it would be to "cut up" the millionaire candidate. "I'll not ever run for any office to dirty up anybody," Ka- ram remarked. "If I run, It will be because I can be a better witness for Jesus Christ in that office." During the years before his conversion to Christianity, Karam coached football at Little Rock Junior College and—among other things - fought integration. He was accused of stirring up the mob which rioted in front of Little Rock Central High School in 1957. He has since become a Baptist lay minister am' a staunch supporter of Billy Graham. According to Graham, Karam came all the way from a man who was "just about as far from God as a man can get" to a man who "preaches tolerance and good will." Thrill le* with our ?•*. Sophisticated SHEFFIELD '0 W "•$aO3i / Pendant Watches .t'±$19,5! ifyUi lha! ar* I * , _ip»n<iay»,t80. 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